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GLISPA MEMBER IUCN launches a new grant-making facility for conservation in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries…

BIOPAMA 1PHOTO: local community fishermen in Tobago/ Fabien Barthelat

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, will launch in the coming months a 20 million Euro grant-making facility in the frame of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) Programme. BIOPAMA is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States financed by the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund.

This grant-making called “the BIOPAMA Action Component” will support activities on the ground, by enabling protected area agencies, NGOs, local communities, small private entities and other key actors to effectively implement their field projects. From knowledge to action, diagnostics tools will be used for justifying the priorities for actions to be funded, informing and assessing the project proposals for a BIOPAMA grant.

By implementing actions on the ground, the funded projects are expected to contribute to enhancing the local livelihoods through sustainable use of the natural resources and ecosystem services, as well as increasing the resilience to the impacts of climate change.

The BIOPAMA action component is a great opportunity to support islands stakeholders from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

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